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Secrets Of Lock Picking Paperback – April 1, 1987
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About the Author
Steven Hampton became interested in locks and electronics at an early age. At 14 he acquired a set of U.S. Air Force electronic training manuals and began building various transistor circuits by scalping radios and junkyard TVs. At 17 he was making his own lockpicks and was considered a master lockpicker, and by the time he was 18 he'd invented the magnetic padlock, which is still on the market today. After a stint in the navy, he studied digital electronics and worked in many technical fields. He also became interested in the martial arts, studying Tibetan White Crane kung fu, jujitsu and wing chun.
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In this book, you will learn how a lock works. You will learn the faults of many popular locks, such as the common locks installed on doors of most modern-style houses. You will learn that the technique of picking locks with just one piece of wire, a technique that is commonly employed by spies and secret agents in movies, is actually a myth. Many people believe that some thieves and burgulars purchase a great number of locks from hardware stores so that they will have access to the front doors of everybody's house. Learn why a burgular would have a better chance at winning the lottery than finding two keys in this world that are exactly alike.
Overall, this is a great book in terms of educating you about the composition and implementation of locks.